Morgan Sindall Construction, the main contractor for the redevelopment of Wakefield Trinity’s Be Well Support Stadium at Belle Vue, has commenced work on the project following the conclusion of the Super League season.
Wakefield signed an agreement for the redevelopment of the stadium back in March, before submitting the delivery plan for the project in June.
The Wakefield Express now reports that Morgan Sindall has demolished the existing East Stand at Belle Vue, with work on a new 2,600-capacity seated stand having commenced. It is hoped the new East Stand will be ready in time for next summer.
The redevelopment will also include new player facilities, staff areas and concourses, along with a restaurant. Another key aspect of the project will be the addition of a 1,300-capacity standing terrace in the North Stand at Belle Vue.
Trinity was given the green light for the redevelopment in December 2021. Wakefield Council approved the club’s planning application which paved the way for work to start on the £12m (€13.7m/$13.4m) redevelopment, devised by AFL Architects, in early 2022.
The plans have been developed since Trinity purchased the freehold of the 9,000-capacity stadium in March 2019.